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McKinney-Vento Homeless Information

District Homeless Liaison -
Julie Johnson, LCSW, Lead District Social Worker
(901) 286-6700


If you wish to dispute the district’s decision regarding homeless eligibility or placement, please follow the steps listed below:

  • Level 1—Appeal to the School or the LEA Homeless Liaison: If a parent or unaccompanied youth wishes to appeal an LEA’s decision related to eligibility, enrollment, or school selection, the appeal is submitted to the LEA’s homeless liaison or the homeless contact at the school where the dispute is taking place.
  • Level 2—Appeal to the LEA Director of Schools: If the dispute is unresolved, the parent or unaccompanied youth may appeal the Level 1 decision to the LEA director of schools or designee.
  • Level 3—Appeal to the State Coordinator: If the dispute continues to be unresolved, the parent or unaccompanied youth may appeal the Level 2 decision to the McKinney-Vento state coordinator at the department.

Division of Federal Programs & Oversight
710 James Robertson Parkway
Andrew Johnson Tower, 12th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243


  • Level 4—Appeal to the State Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Federal Programs and Oversight (FPO): If the parent, unaccompanied youth, or district wishes to appeal the Level 3 decision rendered by the McKinney-Vento state coordinator, an appeal may be submitted to the assistant commissioner of the division of federal programs and oversight (FPO).